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23 February 2024

Teen poses as doc in hospital for one month

Guns have become as important as stethoscopes at clinics and guards watch over doctors' homes. (Shutterstock)


A 17-year-old boy roamed along the corridors of a hospital in Florida, dressed as a physician for about a month, before the deception came to light.

The teenager who introduced himself Dr Robinson to patients was caught on St Mary's Medican Center CCTV wandering around the facility's obstetrics and gynaecology department.

Although the imposter did not gain access to any patient care areas or have any contact with any patient, but he was able to move around anonymously after donning a white lab coat, a stethoscope and a surgical mask, reports Fox13now.com.

Finally, about a month later the boy was caught and detained by hospital's security officials. No charges were filed after the teen's mom admitted that her son has a condition and he refuses to take medication prescribed to him.

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